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Flavor Of The Month At Cold Stone

17 May

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“Cold Stone Creamery, the Ultimate Ice Cream Experience®, is celebrating 2011 with its newest line of super-premium ice cream flavors. Each Gold Cone flavor will be featured in all stores nationwide for a limited time. During its respective featured time, some of the flavors will also be available as Creations, cupcakes, shakes, cakes, and more.”  It seems odd to me that a flavor of ice cream would be based on lemons, let along adding poppy seed’s to the mix.  Just a month after Baskin Robbins added their new lemon flavored ice cream here comes one from Cold Stone, alone with three other flavors on the way in their line of Gold Cone’s for this summer’s ice cream seekers.  The other flavors include chocolate hazelnut, strawberry basil, and mojito sorbet; as you can tell from the names of these flavors Cold Stone is attempting to start adding some different herbs to the mix in their line-up.  Perhaps the added herbs is an attempt to make people think they are healthier than they really are? or maybe they just add a nice flavor combination, I’m not too sure yet.  How would this odd ice cream combination work out? keep reading to find out.

 The company says, “Indulge and ease back into summer with this surprisingly sweet and tangy combination. Enjoy the flavor of your favorite muffin and real poppy seeds!”, poppy seeds sounded odd to me to but I decided to give it a whirl.  The flavor of the ice cream is probably unlike anything you’ve ever had before because it has poppy seeds combined with lemons in it which at first doesn’t sound terrific, but after trying out the flavor at Baskin Robbins eventually I thought that this tasted much fresher than that of Baskin’s.  I’m not sure I would start comparing it to a poppy seed muffin like the company suggests, but it is still different none the less.  Now I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t choose this over my favorite chocolate flavor or even the other new flavors coming out in the line-up, but if you’re into trying out new flavors of ice cream this could be a good one to try out.  The texture of the poppy seeds in the ice cream was a little bit different because normally most people just prefer having a smooth ice cream and a nice mix in like the strawberries that you see in the picture, but the poppy seeds are too small sometimes to even find so they’re kind of a surprise when you bite down on one.  I think I could have done with out the poppy seeds overall and just stuck with another topping, however that would change the whole premise of the flavor.  Overall (3 out of 5).  As with all ice cream though enjoy this in moderation because it will set you back a lot if you’re trying to fit into any particular swimsuit this season.

The pros are that its refreshing and something different to try.

The cons are that the texture of the seeds and ice cream is odd.

Nutritional Information For 1 Cup:

  • Calories 340
  • Fat 18g
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Carbs 42g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 36g
  • Protein 4g

Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Sandwich Bread

9 May


Almost everybody can remember growing up and eating goldfish out of the little plastic container that is shaped like the tiny cracker, and if you didn’t you certainly did it with your own kid.  This new bread from Pepperidge Farm is a really interesting idea in that it uses their famous cracker and turns it into a sandwich bread.  Doing this could help you kids eat more whole grain bread because they make it in 100% whole grain as well, and the real kicker for some parents is that it doesn’t contain high-fructose corn syrup.  These are similar to the industry trend right now of the sandwich thins that have fewer calories and everything else, so it makes sense that they would introduce their own version of the popular item.

Because bread is going to be pretty much the same across the board when you buy it from a mass producer, don’t expect anything different from this new product.  The taste and texture are the exact same as you would find in any other sandwich thin form of bread, but what obviously sets this apart from the others is its fun new shape.  So if you can’t get you’re kids to eat any whole grains, this could be a way to get them to start.  Overall (4 out of 5).
The pros of this bread is that it is fresh, soft, and is shaped like a Gold Fish cracker, plus it comes in 100% whole wheat form.
The cons are that it’s just the same old bread.
Nutritional Information For 1 White Bread:
  • Calories 120
  • Fat 2g
  • Sodium 170mg
  • Carbs 20g
  • Fiber 2g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 3g

Blue Bunny Wedding Cake Ice Cream.

9 May


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Blue Bunny recently added a new flavor of ice cream to their already extensive line and this one is not too different.  The only thing that sets this apart from the others is that this one is endorsed by a celebrity.  The Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman has put his name on the front of his carton and as you can imagine, it is a wedding cake themed ice cream which means that it has cake pieces mixed into it.  Blue Bunny says “Celebrate the marriage of sweet buttercream frosting flavored ice cream and white cake pieces all wrapped up in delicate ribbons of raspberry sauce.”  All of this sounded good to me, so I tried it out.

The flavor of the ice cream is pretty good considering it isn’t a higher brand name product of ice cream.  This flavor is in the line of Premium ice creams that Blue Bunny offers which I’m assuming just means it has a higher fat content than the rest of the line.  The texture of the cake pieces was a nice touch in that it broke up the continuous cold rush that the ice cream always provides.  The raspberry sauce was pretty tasty and added a nice texture as well; but the only thing that I don’t get is how this flavor is different from their Birthday Party flavored ice cream which is actually in the premium line as well.  Overall (3 out of 5) because the taste was good, and the cake pieces were a nice touch.

The pros of this new flavor is that the components of ‘frosting’, cake pieces, and raspberry sauce worked nicely together.

The cons were that it isn’t really different from their other flavor that is already on the market and was more expensive.

Nutritional Information For 1/2 Cup Serving:

  • Calories 150
  • Fat 7g
  • Sodium 75mg
  • Carbs 19g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Sugar 16g
  • Protein 2g